Oh dear. This would be a life ban - would it not - 2nd offence!
Although it is always good to catch the cheats, what it has done has once again shown that the top sprinters - invariably US or coached over there - seem to be the most prominant group being caught. I suppose it doesn't help that they also seem to be most handsomly rewarded in the sport for the least amount of work.
Also, something I find slightly annoying, is that I imagine many of these people do not see taking drugs and making money out of the sport as a moral dilemma - if they are anything like many of the UK sprinters I know and have known - but just as annoying is some of the comments from posters who take sympathy on such cheaters as if they were the victims.
DC has served his time (only 2 as oppoed to formerely 4 year ban) and is back and good luck to him, however, I am sure if he ended up being a repeat offender, many would still come out and support him. Blind faith?
Maybe there was a fault with the test but why is it only the world's top athletes seem to be caught with high testosterone levels or nandrolone in their urine unlike the numerous club athletes who are tested at club meets?
It is ironic that people cheer for the likes of Marion Jones at CP, probably out of politeness - but she has been implicated in a drugs scandal of which many people will view her as guilty - moreover since the latest revelatins about Gatlin. The very fact that so many world class sprinters have been caught endeers them to suspicion. Cynical but true unfortunately. What is the answer, someone needs to tell these peole to clean their acts up as they are setting a poor example and encourageing others to take drugs as they are more convinced that they have to take drugs because thye think everyone else is! A vicous circle and an easy excuse for some.
Maybe this is why our sprinters aren't competitive, the only ones we have had recently hav been exposed as drug cheats!